Here is your 2009 Big 12 Tourney Recap for May 23rd.
Baylor 8 Kansas 4
OKLAHOMA CITY — Shaver Hansen was 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI, leading Baylor to an 8-4 victory over Kansas in Saturday’s pool-play action at the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship at Bricktown Ballpark. Baylor (29-24) posted a 2-1 record in pool play but cannot advance to Sunday’s title game due to tiebreakers. Kansas (37-22) finished 0-3 in pool play.
Baylor built an early 6-0 lead with three spots in each of the first two innings. Aaron Miller delivered a one-out RBI single in the first, and Ben Booker added a two-out, two-run double to right-center. Hansen blasted a three-run homer to right in the third, his third career home run in Big 12 Championship play.
Tony Thompson’s grand slam in the top of the third cut the Bears’ lead to 6-4, but that was as close as Kansas would get. Baylor tacked on sacrifice flies from Hansen in the fourth and Dustin Dickerson in the seventh.
Texas 4 Kansas State 2
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — For the second straight day, the No. 5 Texas Longhorns exorcised their Sunflower State demons and posted a 4-2 win over the No. 17 Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday afternoon at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark to advance to the title game of the 2009 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship.
Texas, who went 0-5-1 against Kansas and Kansas State during the regular-season, posted a 9-3 win against the Jayhawks on Friday and followed it up with the victory over the Wildcats on Saturday to finish round robin play with a 2-1 mark. The Horns finished tied in the standings with Baylor and Kansas State, but earned the title bid since they had the highest seeding among the three teams.
Freshman Taylor Jungmann (7-3) pitched a gem for the Longhorns to earn the win. He yielded two runs, one earned, on five hits and two walks while striking out four over 7.2 innings. Austin Wood allowed just one hit while striking out one over 1.1 shutout innings to earn his 14th save of the season.
Missouri 5 Oklahoma 4
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.- – Mizzou turned double plays to end the eighth and ninth innings and held on for a 5-4 win over Oklahoma on Saturday at the Big 12 Championship in Oklahoma City, Okla. Missouri had just four hits in the game, as the Sooners out-hit the Tigers, 12-4.
Mizzou (34-24) will now await the result of Saturday night’s Texas A&M-Texas Tech game. If Texas A&M wins, the Tigers will face Texas in Sunday’s Big 12 Championship game. If Texas Tech wins, the Red Raiders will take on UT on Sunday.
Oklahoma loaded the bases with one out in the eighth inning, but sophomore Phil McCormick forced Kaleb Herron to ground into a 6-4-3 double play to end the threat.
Texas AM 11 Texas Tech 4
OKLAHOMA CITY – Texas A&M exploded for nine runs in the first three innings and cruised to an 11-4 victory over Texas Tech to wrap up play in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship Saturday evening before 7,462 fans at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark.
The win moved the 19th-ranked Aggies (36-22) into a tie with Missouri atop Pool 2 with a 2-1 record, but the Tigers advanced to Sunday’s title game with Texas by virtue of their 5-2 win over A&M on Wednesday. The Red Raiders (25-32) saw their season came to an end with the loss.
Despite knowing they could not advance to the tournament championship before ever taking the field and after waiting out a nearly two-hour rain delay, the Aggie offense came out with a purpose, batting around in the second and third innings and pounding out 15 hits en route to their 36th win of the season.
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